Guest post by Darrel and Kim Auvenshine
Christ Revealed Today at 8:49am
Every day Kim and I are praying that Christ will be revealed in the classroom while we are teaching here in Burnkina Faso. We each have a class of about 30 students, plus or minus a few. The students are all in their teens or early 20’s. We have had opportunity to speak of Christ in some of the discussions while teaching English, but today was one of those “God Spots” as my friend Archie Rhines calls it.
My class was learning how to have conversation in English on the topic of Holidays, Customs and Traditions. The students each had to select a holiday that they personally celebrate and answer questions that the other students asked about the holiday. So one of the young men stood and shared about Easter. When it happens. Who celebrates it. How do you celebrate it. etc. Then the “God Spot” happened. One of the students, said, “tell us the story”.
So this young Burkinabe stood and began to share…”there was a man who came to earth. His name was Jesus. He was born in a small town called Bethlehem. He grew up and when he was about 28 years old, he was baptized by John. After that he began to do many great things, but not everyone loved him. He said he was the Son of God and this made some people very angry. So they killed him. But three days after they killed him, he was alive again. And so we celebrate Easter because Jesus is alive!
There are students from all different religous backgrounds in our class, but I would say most of the students are secular. They know the religion of their ancesstors, but they unlikely practice themselves. At the moment when this student said, “His name is Jesus”. I felt an immediate anointing in the room. No doubt God was revealing Christ in that moment. Pray with us for the students of Burkina Faso. We pray they will know Christ personally.